Governors In Kenya Ban Rural Travelling To Avoid More Coronavirus Spread


The Council of Governors has urged Kenyans not to travel to rural areas after three more cases of coronavirus confirmed.

According to CoG Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya, counties are not equipped to handle any outbreak as there are only two testing facilities and they are located in Nairobi.

“I advise people not to move to rural. I advise them to stay where they are. Stay at home,” he said.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday announced that the total cases of coronavirus in Kenya are now at 7.

It was also revealed that 85 people who reportedly came into contact with a patient who left the Mbagathi Hospital isolation centre, are being traced.

In light of this, Governor Oparanya urged the national government to equip all level 4 hospitals and train more health workers.

“Counties have no budgets in the emergency vote. We want to ask the national government to allocate more resources,” he said.

On his part, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua reiterated that older citizens should avoid non-essential movement as they are more at risk.

He further warned business against hiking prices for commodities.